Remodelista’s LA Holiday Market: Big Daddy’s Antiques 12/6 #Savethedate!

Remodelista’s LA Holiday Market, will take place at Big Daddy’s Antiques on Saturday, December 6th. The Markets (also held in SF at Heath Ceramics and in London at the New Craftsman) are one-day shopping events bringing together local designers and creators under one roof, with an emphasis on well-made goods for the home as well as lifestyle products (such as locally produced clothing, accessories, botanical perfumes, and the like) that embody the Remodelista aesthetic. They feature the best of local design to resident design aficionados and will have local food vendors and baristas as well.

This image is courtesy of REMODELISTA

When I got the blast on this event, I stopped dead in my tracks. It felt like the universe had said “go forth and remodel” which for me means “tear it apart, see if any single element is worth using or repurposing and then shop for other things that will be useful to fill the space in a multi-functional way of do the job it’s indicated for plus provide a visual sensibility that works for you”. (Wow! Something that encourages and underscores what I have been doing since I moved into this house)

If you aren’t familiar with the term “remodelista”, then I have something for you. Here’s the REMODELISTA book written by Julie Carlson, one of the founders of Remodelista (find it at major book stores as well as
Here’s the cover shot and also some photos from the book that will give you a better sense of what the LA Market is all about.


Pages from the REMODELISTA book entitled ” Steal This Look”


(These images are from REMODELISTA the book)

This book is everything you want to know about remodeling a home or rooms in a home from simple to more complex projects.

Here’s the event information:



RSVP (RSVP’s aren’t required but it’s good for them to know how many people to expect!)

Coming to the Market? Let us know and we’ll enter you to win one of the following prizes:

A signed copy of Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home
Heath Ceramics Bud Vase Set
$500 Gift Certificate to Big Daddy’s Antiques
$500 Gift Certificate to Terrain


San Francisco’s REMODELISTA Market from 2013

Julie Carlson was so kind to spend some time answering some questions that I have featured the Q & A below!


Stevie Wilson:Markets are in many locations, let’s talk about the LA market.
How often do regional markets take place?

Julie Carlson: Remodelista’s Markets are annual events that take place in Los Angeles at Big Daddy’s Antiques, in San Francisco at Heath Ceramics and in London at the New Craftsmen.

SW: Where is the event in Los Angeles?
JC: LA’s Remodelista Market will take place at Big Daddy’s Antiques (3334 La Cienega Place) from 10am to 5pm.

SW: Are they seasonal?
JC: Traditionally, the Markets take place in the late fall, so readers can get a head start on holiday shopping.

SW: What categories of merchandise/products are presented in a live market event? What should the newbie guest expect to see ?
JC: Ceramics, textiles, household goods, books, planters, you name it. Everything is one-of-a-kind, exquisite, and covetable.

SW: Can these items/products be purchased on the spot for immediate carry out or does one place orders?
JC: Yes, everything is for sale for immediate purchase.

SW: Are there demos for people to watch and learn from?
JC: This year, we’ve partnered with Terrain for a Gardenista market, and we’ll be hosting a garden-oriented workshop.

SW: For LA, what’s the focus and thread?
JC: Most of the vendors are from the LA area, with a few from SF; the focus is on the locally made, the sustainably produced.

SW: How does weather here and the outdoor lifestyle influence the product mix?
JC: We’ve got some great outdoor products; hanging planters from Tracy Wilkinson of TW Workshop, for instance.

SW: Is there a celebrity quotient?
JC: Last year Melanie Griffin dropped in and did a bit of shopping; that was fun! Also Amanda Pays, the actress turned interior designer, and Nancy Meyers, the director.

SW: Will there be architects, designers and bloggers involved?
JC: The market is open to all, and every year we get a great turnout of architects, designers, bloggers, and style-oriented shoppers.

SW: Given that this is pre-holiday are there going to be ideas or items suitable for gifting or decoration?
JC: Absolutely; all our vendors offer a great mix of high-to-low products (great for gift-giving) ranging from ceramics to hand-knit hats and mittens to hand-poured candles. There will be plenty of holiday decor items as well; plus gifts for children and pets.

SW: What vendors will be participating?
JC: Sneak peak for LA Story: wrk-shp, Dejong and Co., Block Shop and Edible Gardens. Stay tuned and check Remodelista’s Market Page for a full list of vendors 🙂

SW: Can one make a day (or evening) of this event?
JC: The market is just as much a social event as it is a shopping event; people stay for hours, chatting, sipping wine, running into friends. It’s a holiday party for the design set.

SW: Will staffers from The Remodelista website be on site?
JC: Yes, we’ll all be there; we wouldn’t miss it. It’s a highlight of our year!

Thank you to Julie Carlson for the time she took to answer my questions. Thank you to REMODELISTA for the images!

If you want a fun and interesting holiday event for any holiday you are celebrating in early December, you definitely want to hit this event. Not only is it a feast for the eyes, there will be sips and nibbles there too along with things you can buy to gift to others or give to yourself for the things you absolutely must have!

See you there!
Stevie Wilson,

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